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Our Part in Feeding the Nation
ISptcial Information Servies, United States Department of Agriculture.) WINTER WORK TO HELP A FARMER ■ V^ ^8 «80 * - f Y V? The County Agent in This Picture Traveled 20 Miles on Snowshoes to Explain Tested Farming Methods. COUNTY AGENT IS QUITE BUSY MAN Field Workers Entitled to Much Credit for Present Expan sion of Agriculture. DONT UNGER IN UMEUGHT Often Give Unusual Service In Pe culiar Way—Put Enthusiasm »"<* Interest Into Wtffk Essential in Bringing Résulta. to Of In the present ■*C rea t ax P*Sslon and development of (American agriculture officials of the tOnlted *f ateK depart ment of agricultf ure ar fconfident that a large share o f credi mus ^ be given to the county a & ric ^urul agent—the "missionary o' £ Ker farming" who works co-ope ra ^ly for the federal government i lQ the states and carries to the farmer ,£e knowledge developed by the specialists and scientists. The work of the county agent, like every other line of work, is largely routine and it Is never spectacular. But there Is ample evidence that the county agents as a whole put Into their work the enthusiasm and the In terest always essential In bringing re sults. And occasionally, too, may be found instances of unusual work done In an unusual way. Working on Snowshoes. The picture with this article shows a county agent who traveled 20 miles on snowshoes to help a farmer. He knew that the farmer wanted an an alysis made of his business so that he could know what crops would bring fclm the largest return. The county •gent chose the wintry weather be cause he knew It would prevent the farmer from doing outside work. So he put on his snowshoes and made the journey over the snowdrifts and rough country of El Paso county, Colo rado. Five years ago there was no pure bred live stock In William county, North Dakota, which is well adapted for grazing. The county agent began to advocate live stock raising and now the county has approximately fifteen fine herds of Shorthorn, Angus and Hereford cattle. A demand for pure bred cattle Is now strong In this county. At two sales last March and June more than two hundred head were sold by Williams county farmers to their neighbors. Supplying Seed Corn. Last spring Indiana farmers found they did not have half enough seed coni for their needs. They put up their flight to an assistant state leader for county agents, with the result that the county agents surveyed the state ■nil got accurate estimates from farm ers of the amounts needed. The assist ant state leader spent several weeks in New Jersey, New York and Dela ware and personally selected enough corn to meet the Indiana demand. Preferences in shipping were given to the seed corn and It was delivered in ample time for planting. In Illinois a-county agent was sta tioned in Chicago with the state coun cil of defense to work on the seed corn situation. He handled 150,000 bushels of seed corn and met the Illi nois demand. The work was financed at first by Chicago bankers and later by the department of agriculture. An Opportunity Developed. In Madison county. Kentucky, the county agent found that the farmers In one portion placed little value on the soil and took little interest in try ing to improve it. He also found that many farmers of this section were growing in an indifferent way a small acreage of cantaloupes and that the cantaloupes yielded well and were of fine quality. The county agent started to to develop cantaloupe growing and In 1916 Induced about twenty farmer» 4 to plant small areas to Rocky Ford seed. The result—in 1917 farmers of this section sold 20 cars of cantaloupes with gross returns of over $12,000. Re ceipts per acre ranged from $150 to $250. The farmers began to appreciate the value of their land, started sowing winter crops, called upon the county agent concerning silos and began look ing about for cattle for their farms. Land that had a slow sale at $25 an acre jumped In two years to $75 an acre, according to report to the United States department of agriculture. Not least important, through the canta loup« enterprise the county agent gained the confidence of, the farmers Of the entire county In his work for better farming. tle of 11 H l ttH l 111 § * -*■♦ WHAT FARMER THINKS OF THE COUNTY AGENT. The states relations service of the United States department of agriculture has on file thou sands of letters from fanners telling of help they have re ceived from county agents. The following Is quoted from a letter written by W T . H. Har vey, a farmer of Long Beach, Cal.: "Farming is no longer a blun dering job. It Is growing into a science. To succeed, organiza tion, method, system and scien tific knowledge are needed. These steps are developed and brought about or made possible by the right kind of a county agent. He is, therefore, a trained, skilled man in personal touch with the farmer to help solve the thousand and one farm problems as they come up and has at his beck and call the scientific men of this great country." 4 -H 1 H in H | l T "M 'l F F -H-F^-t-4H Cities Need Rat Defenses. The city Is the great stronghold of the rat, Its permanent refuge and its last line of defense. The rodents might be destroyed in all rural dis tricts and villages, but if not routed in the cities the whole country would soon be repopulated with rats from these centers of infestation. Old wooden wharves, brick cellars, extensive lumber yards, ancient facto ries, grain elevators, markets and many other institutions of cities at tract and harbor rats. As a rule the older the city the more rats are found In it, but even in parts rebuilt after large fires they are still to be found, though less abundant Many large buildings, rat-proof as to walls and foundations, have become Infested with rodents through carelessness or oversight of owners or occupants and the animals are Intrenched behind fix tures or merchandise. Fortunately It Is possible to rout the rats from these hiding places. The biological survey of the U. 8. department of agriculture recom mends that cities require that all buildings to be erected shall be made rat-proof under a rigid system of In spection ; that all existing buildings with rat-proof walls and foundations be made really rat-proof by closing or screening every opening through which rats might enter; that rat-proofing re pairs be applied voluntarily to all buildings that need them. Use of dogs, cats and -.raps also may bring benefit Keep the Garden Going. Don't let the garden loaf after the crops planted in the spring have been gathered. Plant new crops for fall harvesting and get the maximum bene fit from yonr food plot. In most sections of the United States nearly all the common garden vegetables can be planted early in Au gust with plenty of time for theli maturity before the first killing frost in the autumn. As late garden crops which may follow others the following are suggested: Beets, Brussels sprouts, late cab bage, cauliflower, celery, sweet cor» kale, pets, spinach and rumips. A CHILD GETS SICK CROSS, FEVERISH IF LOOK AT TONGUE! THEN GIVE FRUIT LAXATIVE FOR STOM ACH, LIVER, BOWELS. "CALIFORNIA SYRUP OF FIGS" CAN'T HARM CHILDREN AND THEY LOVE IT. X c*~\ C* V \ / r Mother! Your child isn't naturally cross and peevish. See if tongue is coated; this is a sure sign the little stomach, liver and bowels need a cleansing at once. When listless, pale, feverish, full of cold, breath bad, throat sore, doesn't eat, sleep or act naturally, has stom ach-ache, diarrhoea, remember, a gen tle liver and bowel cleansing should always be the first treatment given. Nothing equals "California Syrup of Figs" for children's ills; give a tea spoonful, and in a few hours all the foul waste, sour bile and fermenting food which is clogged in the bowels passes out of the system, and you have n well and plnyful child again. All children love this harmless, deli cious "fruit laxative," and It never fails to effect a good "Inside" cleans ing. Directions for babies, children of all ages and grown-ups are plainly on the bottle. Keep it handy in your home. A little given today saves a sick child tomor row, but get the genuine. Ask your druggist for a bottle of "California Syrup of Figs," then see that it is made by the "California Fig Syrup Company."—Adv. Had Well Remembered. Had Well Remembered. Little Beth's mother had been cau tioning her little folks about taking risks of contracting sore throats or contagious diseases from their play mates last winter, and when a little freckle-faced girl from next door ran In munching a tempting looking apple and offered Beth a bite she shook her head and sidled up to her mother, say ing: "I don't want to take any of her apple, because I am afraid I might get freckles." Some people are disagreeable be cause they are unable to attract atten tion any other way. No man Is a coward who has been married more than once. NO ADVANCE IN PRICE XTEURALGIA ^ «I For quick results rub the Forehead and Temple* WP PO 25®—50®-$1.00 Instant Magic-Like Relief for Hay Fever INHALATUM Will bring tbs gladness back Into summertime for HAY FEVER sufferers. Taken by Inhalation and reaches the affected parts directly. Nothing to carry but the little Inhaler—You'll never be without it once you inhale Its "breath of relief" I COMPLETE OUTFIT *1.10 At leading drag store* or we wlU »end It by mail upon receipt of price. The Inhalation Chemical Co. Colorado Springs, Colo. GROVE'S BABY BOWEL MEDICINE This valuable and harmless Baby Medicine is composed of the following: BISMUTH, LIME, PEPSIN AND CATECHU WITH PURE SIMPLE SYRUP Bismuth is healing to the mucous membrane of the stomach; the Lime neutralizes the acid where there is a sour stomach; the Pepsin digests any indigestible food that may be in the stomach, and the Catechu acts as a mild astringent to control the bowels where there is a disposition to Dysentery, Diarrhoea, Flux or Sick Stomach. GROVE'S BABY BOWEL MEDICINE is not a patent medicine. We give the ingredients and tell the effect of each ingredient so that you can judge for yourself. SPECIAL NOTICE.— This preparation does not contain Morphine or Opium in any form and we don't advocate the giving of Opiates unless it is absolutely necessary. RELIEVES SOUR STOMACH For Dyspeptics who are Troubled with Sour Stomach AIDS DIGESTION It Relieves Stomach and Bowel Trouble and is Just as Good for Adults as for Children We have numerous letters on file from parties claiming that this preparation relieved their babies of Chronic Dysentery, where everything else had failed and where they had been troubled in this way fer several years. Children like to take it. For sale by all Dealers in Drugs. r or saie uy an jyeaiers in .urugs. Made and recommended to the public by PARIS MEDICINE CO n Manufacturers of LAXATIVE BR0M0 QUININE and GROVE'S TASTELESS CHILL TONIC. St Louis, Ma __ 'Set ContentsJjFluidtracli :• ' ; ii s^oärü ÎÏÏÏÏSI Children Cry^ For # ---- -----U 'lC- !ÔXoiîÔï73^ERCËN^ sin-latin^tnc^od by Recula Ï tintHhcStcmachsandBcwe^ i k ! ThCiebj 1 ivt»>---<r ! Cheerfulness and RcsLCoiRa_ r neimerOpium,M«P^« e Mineral. Not Nahc° tIC Jhonp/Un Saxi r ,-<v silx Senna _ fiockiUt Sap* MixrSrad_ ft'trrm Car Sogar What is CASTOR!A ! Ahcïî^Kcmcdyfer I 'ConftipalionandDiaiT^ • I j facsimile Signatare?* Castoria is a harmless substitute fer Castor and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant, f^te^iarantS! Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Its age fa it gu For more than thirty years it has been m constant relief of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic and Diarrhoea, allaying Feverishness arising therefrom, and by«gulat ? Stomach and Bowels, aids the assimi ation of Food^ p g healthy and natural sleep. Tne Children's Panacea Mother's Friend. GENUINE CAS FORI A ALWAYS Bears the Signature of lUE GEKTArRCOMP^«. In Use For Over 3« Years Exact Copy of Wrapper. The Kind You Have Always Bought THI CINT.un COM^AWV. N KW YOKKOITY. Army Makes Record Meat Purchase. Chicago.—The largest single order for bacon and canned meats in the history of the world—99,560,000 pounds of bacon and 134,000.000 pounds of canned meat—has just been placed by the Quartermaster's Department, U. S. A., for the American Army over seas. Louis F. Swift, In commenting on this today, said the order will take the bacon from approximately 1,900, 000 hogs, and If other work were dropped to produce It, would be equiv alent to the total bacon production of the five largest Chicago packers for nearly five weeks. However, six months will elapse before delivery Is to be com pleted. Mr. Swift said : "At the current prices on the day, ! last week, when the purchase was ! made, the packers would pay the live 1 stock producers about $80,000.000 for the necessary hogs and over $50,000.000 for about 900.000 cattle required. The cattle will cost us twice as much, and the hogs two and one-half times as much as In the pre-war period. The whole order will he made up be fore tlie first of the year, despite the fact that, even before this purchase, one-fourth of the packers' facilities have been devoted to filling military demands. In order to get out the canned goods the packers will find it necessary to employ night and day shifts of canners. Notwithstanding the fact that the products are being rushed forward thus hurriedly, not a single complaint has been received on meats delivered to the armies abroad. The five packers are now killing about 360,000 hogs weekly to keep abreast of martial and domestic needs." and the at ly of How He Made Hi« Money. "Success," said the fat man, "comes to the Industrious and to those who can take chances." "Ah," said the other. "I, too, have done well these last few years ! But I made my pile by sitting down and let ting other fellows do the sweating." "Really? Well, if I were you. I should be ashamed to talk about It like that." "Oh. would you? I'm not. I don't see any reason for being ashamed of owning a turkish bath !" The Trouble. "What's the matter with that fellow who got swindled in the shell game?" "I think it is shell shock." Not a Summer*« Supply. "Got next winter's coal in?" "Yes, but we're still buying Ice a chunk at a time." "All Out." One day a rent collector knocked three times at a certain house, without even once getting a reply. Becoming enraged, he went back a fourth time, and in response to hi9 knock an urchin opened the door. "Where were you all day?" demanded the collector. "I was out," replied the boy. "Where is your father?" "He's out." "Where is your mother?" "She's out." "Well," said the collector, "I will just go in and sit at the fire until some one of them re turns." "But the fire's out, too," quick ly responded the boy. Seeing Things. Yeast—I see in a book a Minneapolis man has Invented for children pic tures of animals which jump out In a lifelike manner as the pages are turned. Crimsonbeak—I hope they'll keep It away from father, because Minne apolis Isn't bone dry yet, you know. If Grove'e Tastete*» chill Tonic restores vitality and energy by purlfyin« and en riching the blood. You can boon f^ellta Strength ening, Invigorating Effect. Price 6Uc. Necessity knows more law than a lot of lawyers. lawyers. Watch Your Stomach ; In the Summer Time Hot summer days upset the strong stomachs aa well as weak ones. Your vital forces reach their lowest level when the weather is the hottest. Then the danger is the greatest. You can't guard your stomach and bowels too carefully through the long, hot season. Don't take any chance. Indigestion, sour Btomach, that wretched, bloated feeling, belching, food repeating, pains that claw at stomach and bowels and an endless train of stomach ills that make life mis erable are greatly aggravated in the hot weather. This year of all others—it is vital that we keep our strength and full power at work. The ex tra war work, change of diet—all must be looked after because they hit us in the stomach. And now Lovers Estranged. The cruel wind tore at the wave* If to whirl them away. The man and the maid sat clos» gather on the beach and watched ' storm. p "How the wind howls, darling, she, yelling to make herself heard. "Yes," shrieked her lover. "Why does it howl?" she screamed* "Dunno. Perhaps It's got the tootfe» ache," he bellowed. "The toothache?" she howled. "Hcrw* ever—* ••Yes," he roared. "Haven't yo* heard of the teeth of the gale?" Then the wind howled worse tha® ever, as she handed him back tks gagement ring.—Stray Stories. Mean Betrayal. "What a high color Miss PringH has "Well, it's gone up like everyth»® else." i A woman never thinks of anythin® special to say until she hears aom* other woman talking. Too many blows will extinguish th# »8 ht of ,OVP ' it is good news to tell yon that \ tens of thousands are now nein® I EATON IC — for all stomach an® i bowel ailments caused by too » much acidity with such truly woo» derful results that every on* • should always have it in the house. > EATONIC Tablet« «top the cause of ; indigeetive and dyspeptic ailment« by neutralizing the poisonous fluids, acid» and gases largely the result of super» acidity. This makes the stomach pain-free and ready to perform U» proper work. i You can have a good appetite in hoi weather to eat the things you lika ' when you want them if you take ooa > or two EATONIC Tablets after each meal. Such quick, wonderful relief would seem unbelievable bnt for th* fact that thousands of sufferers even» where have received marvelous rest»» from EATONIC. Obtain a large bas of EATONIC Tablets from your om druggist who you know and cantnut* If they fail, go back to him and he will ■ gladly refund 'your money. Do »I» today. Yon will then know what real stomach comfort means in hot weather.